Lip and Dermal Fillers
What is dermal filler and how does it work?
Dermal filler is injectable hyaluronic acid gel designed to replace the hyaluronic acid you have lost during the aging process. It does this by filling the space of volume loss which improves folds and wrinkles, as well as attracting water to replenish moisture to your skin. It also has a biological effect on your own hyaluronic acid by encouraging it to increase collagen and elastin production which improves skin integrity and quality. Overall this restores a natural and youthful appearance. Results last 6 to 18 months although there is variation between individuals, as well as according to the type, quantity and depth of the dermal filler placed within your skin.
There are many types of filler. Each differs in the concentration of hyaluronic acid, the number of cross-links, and the stiffness or hardness of the gel. As we all age differently this will affect which type and how much dermal filler you will need depending on your degree of volume loss, the depth of the fold or wrinkle being treated and the desired treatment outcome.
Serious side effects are not common. It is important that your injector is experienced and knowledgeable in facial anatomy.
The most common reaction after dermal filler is slight redness of the skin, swelling, bruising, slight pain and tenderness. These usually disappear after a few days.
A quote is necessary depending on your specific needs. A full health consultation with Dr Melanie Wise is required before proceeding with your first treatment. Treatment can occur on the same day as your consultation provided you have advised us beforehand that you would like this time allocated.
Wrinkle relaxers can also be injected on the same day as filler and is always injected just after the filler has been injected.
See Dr Wise’s blog regarding lip fillers.